from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A deciduous shrub (Viburnum alnifolium) of eastern North America, having flat clusters of white flowers with the marginal flowers larger than the others.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A low bush, Viburnum lantanoides, having long, straggling branches and pretty flowers, found in the Northern United States.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A low bush (Viburnum lantanoides) having long, straggling branches and handsome flowers. It is found in the Northern United States. Called also shinhopple.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A low bush (Viburnum lantanoidcs) found in the northern United States.


hobble +‎ bush (Wiktionary)


  • Panting in exhaustion, Kahlan had to dance backward through the snarl of hobblebush stitched through with thorny blackberry to dodge the swing of the sword.

    Men Don't Leave Me

  • Silver birch and hobblebush grew thick, sprouting from the rocky walls, smooth-skinned roots twisting through the stones like fingers clawing at the earth.

    A Breath of Snow and Ashes


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